Let’s talk about all the good and bad things of this morning:
By my calculations, the 9 rows of ruffles on my petticoat is something like 30 yards of ruffles.
Firefly is a space western, meaning it takes place in the Future! So I have absolutely zero qualms about using modern shortcuts, like a serger, on my ruffles. I don’t care how vaguely post war or rural-esque settings the show has, I guarantee you they kept around sewing machines and sergers. Those things are more time saving than dishwashers and vacuum cleaners when it comes to (traditionally womens’) labor.
The serger is at work, so I popped over to work on my day off just to use it.
Holy crap you guys, I work at a place that has a serger! There is a whole maker space, with a little sewing corner. There’s even an embroidery machine which I mean to play around with next.
It’s a communal space, which means people who don’t know what they are doing use the machines. The last two times I went to use the serger someone has messed it up (broken needle, wonky threading, etc), and of course not notified the mailing list.
I’ve gotten quite good at threading the serger! I am no longer terrified of it!
I think it’s time to buy my own serger. It basically solves all the problems listed above.